Foods to avoid:
Dairy, eggs, meat, most grains, processed food, alcohol, caffeine
Foods to have:
If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian and ask a free question.
Alkaline water is less acidic than regular water - it is rich in compounds like silica, calcium, magnesium, potassium and bicarbonate. The term ‘alkaline’ refers to the pH level of the water – a number that measures the alkalinity or acidity of a substance on a scale of 0 to 14. A substance with pH level 1 would be very acidic while one having pH level 13 would be extremely alkaline.
You may have heard several health claims concerning alkaline water. Of course, its pH level is higher (8 or 9) than regular drinking water (7). However, that is not the only thing that makes alkaline water different from normal water. The former contains alkaline minerals and negative ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential). ORP refers to the water’s ability to act as an anti or pro-oxidant. The more negative the value of ORP, the more anti-oxidizing the water.
Health Benefits of Alkaline Water:
There are many controversies regarding the health benefits of drinking alkaline water. While some healthcare professionals suggest regular water is the best and safest option, various studies state that alkaline water might prove beneficial in certain conditions.
The proposed health benefits of alkaline water include-
Alkaline water is available in almost all grocery stores and supermarkets.
Naturally Alkaline Beverages:
Apart from local stores, you can also resort to drinks, which are naturally alkaline.
Although most healthcare experts claim alkaline water to be safe, excessive consumption of the same may have negative effects on the body – nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, hand tremors, gastrointestinal issues. Therefore, it is recommended that you consult a doctor or nutritionist before you replace your regular drinking water with a high pH containing alkaline water. He/she can tell you how much to drink and when to limit your water intake.